Middle East


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Is Trump serving US interests or Russia’s

by Claude Salhani US President Donald Trump’s an­nouncement that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the US Embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is perhaps…


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Putin, the new Middle East kingmaker

by Claude Salhani With the United States largely absent from the Middle East during the Obama presidency and the country taking an un­certain policy line under Donald Trump, the region has been left in political…





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Iran’s provocations may prove costly

by Claude Salhani – Iran has threatened to resume its nuclear programme and its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has continued to provoke the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf, putting into question an international…